Whether you’ve been renting your apartment for a few years or a few weeks, it’s always a good time for a little home refresher. If your apartment is a little smaller than you’re used to and you want to open it up, here are six tips for making your apartment look more spacious!

Hang Up Mirrors

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the largest room of them all? You do—if you place mirrors on your wall, that is! Mirrors create the illusion of depth because they reflect and bounce light and colors around the room, tricking the eye into thinking the room is bigger than it is.

Consider what shape looks best in different rooms. In the world of feng shui, round mirrors signify clarity, precision, and joy, while square mirrors represent grounding and self-care. Find the correct mirror for your home.

Declutter Your Space

Decluttering your space is a cost-effective and easy way to brighten up your room and make it look more spacious! A clean room offers more floor and surface space, making it look larger! Carve some time out of your schedule to declutter your home.

Hang Curtains Higher

If you have windows in your home (hopefully you do!), try not to hang the curtains right at the top of the window. This makes the room look smaller because it makes the windows look small and limited to their space.

Stretch your window’s appearance by hanging your curtains several inches higher than the window itself. Doing so will give your room the impression of being taller and more open.

Use Light-Colored Curtains

Before hanging your curtains, you may need to decide on the color. Typically, lighter colors brighten the home because they open up a room and provide a light and airy feel. White or lighter shades won’t absorb light in the room the way darker curtains will. Try swapping out your curtains for breezy, light-colored accents in your home.

Place Large Area Rugs in the Home

A rug is one of the home decor items that tie a room together. Many people use rugs as the focal point in the room. However, some people pick out a small rug and call it a day.

But a larger rug will cover more floor space, creating the illusion of a spacious room. You’ll also need to consider the shape of your rug to ensure it blends well with your furniture and decor.

Invest in Clear or Glass Tables

The same way mirrors on the walls make the room look larger, clear or glass tables can have the same effect on the ground. Clear home decor is making its way into the mainstream because of its room-expanding features and simple yet elegant looks.

Regardless if you want to focus on your home’s floor plan or square footage, following these six tips for making your apartment look more spacious will create a broader and more open space for your home.

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